Apple Debuts LG's All-New 23.7-inch UltraFine Display

APPLE DEBUTS LG'S ALL-NEW 23.7-INCH ULTRAFINE DISPLAY

When Julio Ojeda-Zapata went to his local Apple Store for a look at Mac monitors, a staffer offered him something unexpected: the 23.7-inch...

No Email Issue on 27 May 2019 for Memorial Day

NO EMAIL ISSUE ON 27 MAY 2019 FOR MEMORIAL DAY

We're taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States,...

 
 
 
The Top Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2019

THE TOP CONFERENCES FOR MAC AND IOS PROFESSIONALS IN 2019

If you make your living in the Apple world as a consultant, developer, designer, or tech, there are a wide variety of conferences you...

New PDFpen 11 Introduces Split View and Font Bar

NEW PDFPEN 11 INTRODUCES SPLIT VIEW AND FONT BAR

Smile has updated its PDF editing apps, PDFpen and PDFpenPro, to version 11, offering a new Split View capability, a Font Bar for easy...

 
 
 
Default Folder X 5.3.7

DEFAULT FOLDER X 5.3.7

Improves handling of file dialogs that are as large as the screen and improves how the toolbar handles multiple-display Macs.

Microsoft Office for Mac 16.25

MICROSOFT OFFICE FOR MAC 16.25

Adds display of email attachments to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription...

 
 
 
Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4

PIXELMATOR PRO 1.3.4

Adds new Free Transform and ML Match Colors features.

KeyCue 9.3

KEYCUE 9.3

Small maintenance release that also celebrates the 15th anniversary of the keyboard shortcut and emoji tool.

 
 
 
Fantastical 2.5.8

FANTASTICAL 2.5.8

Maintenance update for the calendar app now sorts event alerts by when they will appear.

BBEdit 12.6.4

BBEDIT 12.6.4

Maintenance update with a grabbag of improvements and bug fixes for the long-standing text editor.

 
 
 
Discovering Apple TV Channels

DISCOVERING APPLE TV CHANNELS

The new Apple TV app introduces Apple TV channels, an easier way for Apple users to subscribe to streaming video services. “Take Control...

Backing Up VM Image Files to Internet Backup Services

BACKING UP VM IMAGE FILES TO INTERNET BACKUP SERVICES

Code42 has announced that it will be preventing CrashPlan users from backing up applications and VM image files-is this just a selfish...

 
 
 
Security Update 2019-003

SECURITY UPDATE 2019-003

Patches the ZombieLoad vulnerability in Apple's last two operating systems. .

Safari 12.1.1

SAFARI 12.1.1

Patches numerous security vulnerabilities.

 
 
 
Apple Patches ZombieLoad Vulnerabilities

APPLE PATCHES ZOMBIELOAD VULNERABILITIES

Security researchers have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs dating back to 2011 and beyond. Happily, Apple's...

Don Norman Decries Design That's Hostile to Older Users

DON NORMAN DECRIES DESIGN THAT'S HOSTILE TO OLDER USERS

If it seems like Apple products-and many of today's tech products-are designed solely for young people, you're not imagining things....

 
 
 
Supreme Court Rules Apple Antitrust Case Can Continue

SUPREME COURT RULES APPLE ANTITRUST CASE CAN CONTINUE

Apple has lost its attempt to dismiss an antitrust case that, if the company were to lose, could result in significant financial penalties...

Apple Releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3 and Debuts New Apple TV App

APPLE RELEASES IOS 12.3, MACOS 10.14.5, WATCHOS 5.2.1, AND TVOS 12.3 AND DEBUTS NEW APPLE TV APP

Apple has released its new Apple TV app with the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 updates, while macOS 10.14.5 updates AirPlay 2 and fixes bugs...

 
 
 
Is Do Not Disturb While Driving Reducing Car Crashes?

IS DO NOT DISTURB WHILE DRIVING REDUCING CAR CRASHES?

It has been over 18 months since Apple introduced the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in iOS 11. Has it made a difference in the...

Piezo 1.6.0

PIEZO 1.6.0

Improves the reliability of audio recording under heavy loads.

 
 
 



Need your dragon fix after Game of Thrones' finale? Head to Elder Scrolls...

Need your dragon fix after Game of Thrones' finale? Head to Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr expansion

ZeniMax Online either has an impeccable sense of timing, or it's so lucky that all its employees should go buy lottery tickets this second. The smoke and memes have barely... Read more ...

Justice Department ready to stop the celebration at T-Mobile and Sprint...

Justice Department ready to stop the celebration at T-Mobile and Sprint headquarters

This morning we told you that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has recommended that his fellow Commissioners approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. With one other Commissioner stating that... Read more ...

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Makes A Lot More Sense If Bran Is Evil

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Makes A Lot More Sense If Bran Is Evil

The finale episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 is here, and at last, the question of who will sit the Iron Throne has been answered. Fans, viewers, and Las Vegas have... Read more ...

US intelligence chiefs shared classified info with tech execs about doing...

US intelligence chiefs shared classified info with tech execs about doing business with China

The trade war with China has reached new heights in the past few weeks, as the Trump administration recently announced that US companies will be banned from buying equipment... Read more ...

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: which streaming service is best for you?

With so many options out there, and more soon to come in the form of Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus , choosing the best streaming service for you can be tricky. It gets even... Read more ...

Google Glass is back - so is AR uncertainty

Google Glass is back - so is AR uncertainty

Google Glass is back from the dead, with a new $999 headset that delivers upgraded capabilities, longer battery life, and the promise of new confusion around augmented reality... Read more ...

Google's new $999 augmented reality smartglasses are ready for business

Google's new $999 augmented reality smartglasses are ready for business

Google unveiled Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, a new version of its business-focused augmented reality wearable. The company's smartglasses ship with a faster processor, an... Read more ...

Mi Mix 3 5G to land in Spain and Italy on May 23

Mi Mix 3 5G to land in Spain and Italy on May 23

With the global announcement of 5G and the intensification of companies' discourse in favor of new connectivity standard, we are starting to see devices with... Read more ...

Remember the Starbucks cup? ‘Game of Thrones' screwed up again with plastic...

Remember the Starbucks cup? ‘Game of Thrones' screwed up again with plastic water bottles

The Game of Thrones finale is now history, and it all went down exactly as the leaks said it would. We know who survived season 8, who died, and who took the Iron Throne. The... Read more ...

Game Of Thrones Ending Recap & Review: A Fitting Finale, A Botched Journey

Game Of Thrones Ending Recap & Review: A Fitting Finale, A Botched Journey

The series finale of Game of Thrones has aired, bringing a conclusion to both Season 8 and the entire show. Next Sunday will feature the premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones... Read more ...